Vale Verde is a small community that stands in direct contrast to much of Santa Clarita to its east. While you'll find many levels of regulations, order, and traffic in Santa Clarita, you're going to see a more wide-open, free-wheeling vibe in Val Verde. Sidewalks? In places. Malls? No. Mello Roos and HOA fees? Heavens no. Space for yourself? Yes. Val Verde is a census designated area, with no actual city officials or representatives.